Thizz, A Love Story
Genre- Contemporary YA with mature content
By- Nicole Loufas
Expected Publication Date- November 1st
In 2006, while the San Francisco Bay Area was immersed in the Hyphy Movement – Dani was fleeing the city for the small coastal town of Eureka. With a past she wants to forget and a future that may be out of reach – Dani finds Thizz and her world turns inside out.
Dani has a plan. Get into CAL Berkeley. All she has to do is survive six months in Eureka, California. Her plan seems to be working until Matt, the boy she’s secretly crushing on, sets her up with his best friend.
Nick Marino is the star of the basketball team, grandson to the wealthiest woman in the county, and the town drug dealer. Nick introduces Dani to Thizz on their first date and suddenly smiling becomes easy, conversations are comfortable. Now if she can just figure out if the tingles she’s feeling are caused by Nick or Thizz. After a few weeks of both – she doesn’t care.
With Nick by her side, thizz flowing through her veins, and Matt keeping all her secrets – Dani settles into her new life; forgetting about the tragedy that drove her there, and the plan she had to escape.
Matt fell in love with Dani the first time he saw her. He also knew whatever drove her from San Francisco to Eureka in her last semester of high school wasn’t something she wanted to share. When she finally started to open up, Matt hesitated just long enough for his best friend Nick to swoop in. Forced to sit and watch their relationship grow, Matt also learns of Dani’s obsession with Thizz. He secretly feeds her addiction in a desperate attempt to win her heart.
Pressured into joining Nick’s crew, Matt finds himself in the middle of Eureka’s own hyphy movement and the hit list of a local biker gang. When a school project uncovers a disturbing link between Dani’s parents and Nick’s uncle, Matt is torn between his loyalty to Nick and his feelings for Dani as he tries to convince Dani that her life is in real danger; while persuading Nick to turn on his uncle to save the girl they love.
"I’ve made this list a hundred times. As I write this now, I’m sure I’ll make changes again. The songs are listed in order from the beginning of the story to the end. Some songs I mention specifically in the story and others just fit the scene. This list also represents the totally out of whack taste I have in music. I actually really love every single song." ~ Nicole Loufas, Author
Lucky Go Leah, Audiodub
Where I’m From, Scweez (explicit lyrics)
Mr. Brightside, The Killers
Without You, Motley Crue
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Ingrid Michaelson
Stupid, Dumb, & Hyphy, Scweez (feat. Mistah Fab)
Feelin Myself, Mac Dre (explicit lyrics)
Your Call, Secondhand Serenade
London Bridges, Fergie
Sweet Dreams, Marilyn Manson
Turn Me On, Norah Jones
Come Over, Estelle (feat. Sean Paul)
The Story That Never Ends, Audiodub
Dreamworld, Robin Thicke
18 Dummy, The Federation
If It Kills Me, Jason Mraz
Thizzle Dance, Mac Dre (explicit lyrics)
Tell Me When To Go, E-40
Lullaby, Spill Canvas
Waiting For The End, Linkin Park
Let It be, Across the Universe Soundtrack
Tainted Love, Marilyn Manson
Don’t Want an Ending (Acoustic version), Sam Tsui
Happy, Leona Lewis
About the Author-
Nicole Loufas is a San Francisco native. She loves books, music, and bloody mary’s. She started writing her first screenplay in the sixth grade; the project was shelved due to creative differences with her EX-best friend. Nicole lives in Northern California with her family and her dog, Achilles. Thizz, A Love Story is her first novel. Find out more at: www.nicoleloufas.com .